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Jenkins Pipeline Deployment Variants

October 18, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
This post outlined a list of steps in a pipeline. When building actual pipelines, I've noticed the deployment process is more than just deployment . I've identified several variants: orchestration deployment (e.g. helios deployment) file copy like this git update for e.g. assets repositories This…

Rundeck - Speeding Up Even More the Cleaning Process

October 12, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
As I was running the script , I've noticed it ran very slow. I have left it for a few days to run (700K executions), I've noticed the speed increased linearly over time. As Rundeck has both DB and files to store its data, it looked to me that it was the file system which was the slow part. Sure…

Delete Executions in Rundeck - Wrapping it all Up

October 9, 2018Categories: IT, Software, Tutorial
The previous posts have built the components to allow us to get projects , jobs , executions and remove executions from a Rundeck instance via its API. Now, we can just wrap them up :) The list of packages we need is: For convenience, I've declared a bunch of constants we can use…

Remove Executions in Rundeck

October 8, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR: You have to get the executions' list and remove the appropriate ones using hte API. Once we've managed to get the list of job executions , we can use the API to remove the relevant executions. The command is rather simple: This method requires: server - the Rundeck's server address port…

Get Job Executions in Rundeck

October 2, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
Following the previous articles , we are now in position to query job executions. The query is done via API as well. As a job can have an arbitrary number of executions, it's advisable to use pagination. The code follows the same lines as the one in the previous entries: This function builds the…

Map Subdomains to Docker Containers with Synology

October 2, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
The other day I got fed up with having to insert diskstation.local:12345 to point towards an installed service on my NAS. I also thought that my SO has difficulties remembering all the ports (I do too) and cleaning up the browser cache doesn't help either. So, I thought: Wouldn't it be nicer if…

List Rundeck Jobs for a Project

September 6, 2018Categories: IT, Software, Tutorial
Now that we Rundeck have a list of project names , we might want to see which jobs were created for each project. To do this, we need: The Rundeck instance's address ( server , port ) The API key ( api_key ) A project's name ( project_name ) First, we need to get the list of jobs for a project…

List Rundeck Projects

September 6, 2018Categories: IT, Software, Tutorial
The other day I found out that Rundeck has an API which allows it to be controlled remotely by scripts. I've decided to write a script to list all the projects defined in a rundeck instance. Prerequisites Before you start, you need: The instance's URL ( server and port ) An api key for the…

Fix 418 Unused Error on Dreamhost

September 6, 2018Category: IT
TL;DR: Have a look at the error log and then to the violated rule. Suddenly, I started to get 418 errors on one of my sites. I'd just get 418 from the source and as they say: that was that . Normally, I don't even notice such errors, but this one broke a bunch of pages. The 418 errors look in…

How to Develop Pipelines - Some Best Practices

May 30, 2018Categories: IT, Software
These days I'm developing a bunch of pipelines to automatise the build/deployment process. Here are some things I've learned: How to develop Initially, I've started developing the pipeline as any other program: Create a repository, fire my editor, write a Jenkinsfile and use the Pipeline script…
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